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Picture this Rochester: Take a hike and your camera

democratandchronicle.com — For our next "Picture This Rochester" challenge, you are going to have to take a hike. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know I love the outdoors and spend as much time as I can out in it. Rochester has a great network of trails and footpaths.
Sep 23, 2014

Take a hike with your camera and send us your best shots for the D&C Picture This Rochester challenge! on.rocne.ws/1uCL4W7 via @DandC

Sep 23, 2014

Grab your hiking shoes -- and your camera. The next 'Picture This Rochester' challenge has begun #dandchike on.rocne.ws/1x6pYUx

Sep 23, 2014

RT @sdowdphoto: Great day for a hike! - Picture this Rochester: Take a hike and your camera on.rocne.ws/1uCL4W7 via @DandC pic.twitter.com/MkgX1bMuMm

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Grand jury hearing testimony in Tony Stewart case

democratandchronicle.com — In his first press conference since the crash that killed Kevin Ward Jr., Tony Stewart said he wouldn't wish the sadness and pain he's faced on anyone and will have to live with that tragedy forever.
Sep 23, 2014

RT @kevinoDandC: An Ontario Co. grand jury is hearing testimony about Tony Stewart's role in race incident that killed Kevin Ward Jr. on.rocne.ws/1x91jyA

Grand jury hearing testimony in Tony Stewart case

democratandchronicle.com — In his first press conference since the crash that killed Kevin Ward Jr., Tony Stewart said he wouldn't wish the sadness and pain he's faced on anyone and will have to live with that tragedy forever.
Sep 23, 2014

RT @kevinoDandC: An Ontario Co. grand jury is hearing testimony about Tony Stewart's role in race incident that killed Kevin Ward Jr. on.rocne.ws/1x91jyA

Sep 23, 2014

@jeannie1278 Yes (tweets are in the timeline), and a link to the story just went up: on.rocne.ws/1x91jyA

Sep 23, 2014

An Ontario Co. grand jury is hearing testimony about Tony Stewart's role in race incident that killed Kevin Ward Jr. on.rocne.ws/1x91jyA

CooperVision moving 300 to Victor

democratandchronicle.com — Contact lens maker CooperVision is relocating roughly 300 of its Rochester-area workforce to new digs down the road. The personnel - in sales, as well as marketing, finance, IT and other support functions - currently are in CooperVision offices in Woodcliff Office Park in Perinton.

Ramp to I-390 near UR opens

democratandchronicle.com — The new on-ramp leading motorists from Kendrick Road to Interstate 390 opened Tuesday morning, giving drivers near the University of Rochester another way to reach the highway. The opening marked the halfway point of the $70 million project designed to improve safety and mobility in the area, along I-390, in Brighton and Rochester, said Lori Maher, spokeswoman for state Department of Transportation.
Sep 23, 2014

Ramp to I-390 near UR opens (good to hear....a lot of work went into getting to this point:) on.rocne.ws/1uEpIrc @DandC #ROC

Symetra Tour officials celebrate pro golf's return to Rochester

Sep 23, 2014

Pro golf returning to Rochester but more on a D-League type level. bit.ly/1uifcJP

Elizabeth Smart will speak in Rochester next week

democratandchronicle.com — When Elizabeth Smart looks back, she says it's not her 2002 abduction and nine months in captivity that first jump to mind. "I can think of a whole bunch of wonderful memories," Smart, now 26, said in a recent phone interview from Utah.
Sep 23, 2014

RT @tyee23: Remember her? Kidnapped from her home in Utah? Elizabeth Smart will speak in Rochester next week on.rocne.ws/1uB0kCB via @DandC

Sep 23, 2014

Remember her? Kidnapped from her home in Utah? Elizabeth Smart will speak in Rochester next week on.rocne.ws/1uB0kCB via @DandC

Third arrest made in alleged assault on officer

democratandchronicle.com — The man accused of repeatedly hitting a Rochester police officer with a broom handle last week has been arrested. Dexter R. Long, 25, of Bartlett Street, was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree assault, a felony, and one count of obstructing governmental administration, a misdemeanor.
Sep 23, 2014

Dexter Long, 25, pleaded not guilty to assault, obstructing govt admin following 9/18 incident w/ #rpd on Genesee St on.rocne.ws/1uDjyb0

Sep 23, 2014

Dexter Long, #roc man accused of hitting #rpd officer w/broom was charged w/assault on.rocne.ws/1uDjyb0 @dandc pic.twitter.com/TZL63sV7Rw

Picture this Rochester: Take a hike, take some pictures

democratandchronicle.com — If you follow Shawn Dowd on Instagram, you'll know he loves the outdoors. This challenge is to take pictures on a hike and use the hashtag #dandchike on Instagram.
Sep 23, 2014

Play along with our next Insta Picture this Rochester: Take a hike, take some pictures democratandchronicle.com/videos/news/20…

Sep 23, 2014

Video: @sdowdphoto tells you about the next Picture This #ROC Instagram challenge from @DandC photographers: on.rocne.ws/1smBSZs

Enterovirus confirmed in Monroe County

democratandchronicle.com — What was suspected last week was confirmed Monday when the state Department of Health detected enterovirus in samples submitted by Strong Memorial Hospital. UR Medicine's Golisano Children's Hospital reported 12 confirmed cases of enterovirus D68, with several dozen more suspected cases.
Sep 23, 2014

Better hand hygiene and cough etiquette needed as 12 cases of enterovirus confirmed in Monroe County. on.rocne.ws/1smmITV via @DandC

3 tips to make the most of a virtual career fair

democratandchronicle.com — Question: I have been to a few career fairs for my job search, and I'm wondering about virtual career fairs, which I'm not really that familiar with. I don't want to miss out if they're worthwhile. Can you fill me in on what I would need to do?

Web Essay: Special moments at NYC climate march

democratandchronicle.com — One of the most wonderful moments of my life occurred yesterday at the People's Climate March in New York. When the time was near for the moment of silence, I was inwardly skeptical that there was any chance that this many people - the count is between 300,000 and 400,000 now - could possibly be quiet for a minute.

Bills take mighty fall in USA Today power rankings

democratandchronicle.com — Week 1 Two Buffalo veterans, DT Kyle Williams and RB Fred Jackson, played difference-maker for the Bills in their Week 1 upset over the Bears at Soldier Field. Williams made the first interception of his career to set up a vital score in the fourth quarter, while Jackson ripped off a 38-yard run (capped by an unbelievable stiff-arm) in OT to set up Dan Carpenter's game-winning field goal.

Rochester jobless rate falls to 5.8 percent in August

democratandchronicle.com — The unemployment rate for the Rochester area fell to 5.8 percent in August, the state Labor Department reported Tuesday. It's the lowest rate for the month since 2008. As in previous months, the decline can be attributed to a shrinking of the local labor force, rather than a surge in the number of people employed.
Sep 23, 2014

Drop in #ROC jobless rate a function of declining workforce here on.rocne.ws/1sm7fDs via @DandC

Three candidates vie to lead county Democrats

democratandchronicle.com — A third candidate has jumped into the running to lead Monroe County Democrats, who will vote Tuesday night for a new chairman. Simeon Banister, leader of the Henrietta Democrats, formally announced his run, said Thaddeus Mack, executive director of the Monroe County Democratic Committee.
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